Monday, September 01, 2008

World's smallest published book

Selectism reports: [edited]

The leather bound book takes the art of printing and bookbinding to an entirely new dimension of precision. Renowned German typographer Joshua Reichert especially created a colourful alphabet for this tiny ABC-picture book, exclusively produced in the traditional book city of Leipzig where the idea was originally born.

Measuring 2.4 x 2.9 mm and presented in a wooden box including a magnifying glass, this is the world's smallest book in a published edition. “It was printed in the usual way, but the machinery and tools had to be created in miniature.”

The book is published by Die Gestalten. Printed in an edition of 300, Selfridges have the last available stock of the title at £70 per item.

1 comment:

Bob the Binder said...

I have a set of 4 minature limp bound books with a magnifying glass. My grandfather brought them here from Scotland in 1918. He was recuperating from war wounds.
Book 1 - Burns Poems 1789
Book 2 - Irish Songs
Book 3 - English Dictionary
Book 4 - Tiny Alphabet Book